A New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for an “incurable” violation (i.e., one which the tenant isn’t allowed an opportunity to correct), such as causing substantial property damage. The tenant must move out within seven (7) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use a New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate
A New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:
- Threatening the health and safety of others
- Refusal to temporarily relocate so the landlord may address a lead-based paint hazard
- Causing substantial property damage
- Failure to prepare the rental unit for pest or rodent remediation
Some types of New Hampshire lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write a New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:
- Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
- Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
- Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy
- Fill in the full address of the rental premises
- Provide updated/current address and phone number information
- Print name and sign the notice
- Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve a New Hampshire 7 Day Notice To Vacate
New Hampshire landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:
- Hand delivery to the other party
- Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party